Registration is Open for Fall Programs in Cambridge! And for Mentors too!
King Open School, 359 Broadway, Cambridge, Science Clubs and Junior Mentors, Tuesdays 3-4:15pm beginning Oct. 2nd.
Amigos School, 15 Upton, Cambridge, Science Clubs and Junior Mentors, Fridays 3-4:15pm beginning Oct. 5th.
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, 71 Cherry St, Cambridge, Science Clubs, STEMinistas and Junior Mentors, Saturdays 10:15-11:30am beginning Sept. 29th.
Join us as a Mentor
Interested in mentoring? Have you had a great mentor or science teacher? Was there one experiment or conversation that changed your path, steering you to become the woman that you are? Want to be that role model in our community? Volunteer with us and become a mentor! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Future Expansion of Science Club for Girls
We are hoping to re-open clubs in Somerville and Boston in fall 2019 and continue sustainable expansion in the future. Please stay tuned for more information.
Our Challenge Match Has Been Extended! Please Donate Today!
We have wonderful news! Our $100K Challenge match has been extended! Our donor has extended their challenge to match their $100K donation to Labor Day. We’re already 65% of the way there with a generous donation of $50K from InvestHer Foundation and other donations from our wonderful community of parents, mentors and friends of SCFG. Please help us continue to provide quality programming for girls and young women. Your donation will help us to implement a fall program in Cambridge supported by a sustainable infrastructure that will allow us to work towards future expansion in other cities. Even small donations make a huge impact, especially since funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar. This means your $10 donation will now equate to $20, and your $100 donation will now equate to $200.
Science Club for Girls is a non-profit that provides free, fun, experiential programs focused on STEM for girls from communities underrepresented in STEM. 80% of the fastest growing jobs in the next decade will require STEM skills, but today less than 26% of the positions in technology and engineering are held by women. Help us fill the pipeline for STEM-related jobs by donating to our programs, which open the door to STEM-related careers for girls!
Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you InvestHer Foundation
More Great News for Science Club for Girls!
We are thrilled to announce that InvestHer Foundation has generously donated $50K to our Donation Challenge Match! InvestHer is committed to advancing the economic empowerment of American women and girls and is a perfect partner for SCFG in our work reducing barriers and providing opportunities in STEM to girls from communities underrepresented in STEM through free, experiential programming led by women mentors.
Thanks to InvestHer, we are now over halfway to our “$100K for $100K” Donation Challenge for our work on programming this fall in Cambridge and our expansion plan. Please help us meet our goal by donating to SCFG today! Thank you!
Twice the impact
With this current Challenge to match our $100K donation by June 30th, even small donations make a huge impact, since funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
“I’m not sure where I would be today if it were not for Science Club for Girls. I started in third grade where, over time, gum drop architecture turned into dissecting fish which turned into talking about theoretical physics with my senior mentor. Those experiences encouraged me to select AP science courses, major in honors biochemistry in college, lead a research project as a freshman in a microbiology lab and spend this summer at the Yale School of Medicine as part of the Yale BioMedical SURF program.” – Bouchra, Science Club for Girls participant, 3rd -12th grade
Science Club for Girls wishes to thank The Cambridge Community Foundation, Geeta Pradhan, President & CEO, The Cambridge STEAM Initiative, Sharlene Yang, Director, and Vice Mayor of Cambridge, Jan Devereux for making it possible for clubs to continue in Cambridge while Science Club for Girls launches its Smart Growth Initiative.
During the spring semester, the STEAM Initiative is continuing our mission to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM). Thanks to the STEAM Initiative, and the leadership of Program Manager Cristina Ullmann, girls from Science Club for Girls continue to be mentored by women scientists at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House and The King Open School.
In the spring of 2018, SCFG went on hiatus while we work with a strategic planning and development team to produce a more robust development model geared toward expansion. We are responding to wait lists of over a year both for underserved girls who wanted to be in our programs and women scientists who wanted to volunteer as mentors.
To fuel and sustain our Smart Growth initiative, grow cost-effectively and reduce service duplication, SCFG is actively pursuing formal partnerships with like-minded nonprofits and corporations.
Please consider supporting the next stage in our Smart Growth Initiative. Your donation will help enable us to implement a fall program in Cambridge supported by a sustainable infrastructure.
Looking long-term, your support will position SCFG for significant growth and geographic expansion so we can positively impact many more girls and get them on a pathway to careers in STEM and a more secure financial future. We are even more committed to our mission and to the girls we have served for the past 23 years. We have come this far because of the strong and valued support of the communities we serve and all of you. We ask for your continued support as we move into our next stage.
If you have questions or would like to be notified of future endeavors, please email the Board of Directors at email@example.com.
Our Mission: SCFG fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics.